The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference consists of the representatives of the Member States of the Union. 

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest policy-making body of the ITU. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU Member States decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The Conference:

  • sets the Union’s general policies;
  • adopts four-year strategic and financial plans; and
  • elects the senior management team of the organization, the Member States of the Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.                     

In 2018, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference will meet for the 20th time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Monday, 29 October to Friday, 16 November 2018. It will preceded by the last meeting of the 2018 session of the Council on Saturday, 27 October 2018. 

Host country website

PP-18 will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 29 October to 16 November 2018.

The Host Country website provides information on the city of Dubai and the accommodation for the Conference and will be available in due course.

Accessibility

To enable persons with disabilities to fully participate at the PP-18 Conference, ITU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation. 

The Conference venue is generally accessible to persons with disabilities. Accessibility features and services available at the Conference will include captioning of the main meetings, signage, and dedicated lanes for persons with disabilities, among others.

Any additional requests for the provision of accessibility services can be made during the registration process or by directly contacting sg-registration@itu.int; additional requests will be subject to the availability of resources.

Greening the PP

In line with its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, ITU is undertaking efforts to make PP-18 as "green" as possible. More information on this initiative will be published in due course.

Use of Logos


ITU logo

1.  The ITU logo forms an essential part of the Union’s institutional image and property. As such, it is protected under the provisions of Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

2.  The ITU logo may therefore not be used without the prior written consent of the Secretary-General or his/her representative duly authorized to that effect. Any written request to use the Union’s logo must be duly substantiated (detailed information regarding the reasons for the request, manner in which it is intended to use the logo including details of the supports (electronic, paper, etc.) to be used, and possible use of other logos alongside that of ITU, as well as the precise contact details of the person making the request, etc.) and sent in a timely manner to jur@itu.int or:

Legal Affairs Unit, ITU
Place des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 20

3.  Without prejudice to a detailed, case-by-case study of each request, authorization to use the Union’s logo WILL NOT BE GRANTED in the following cases:

  • Use in connection with products or commercial services;
  • Use in a manner inconsistent with the purposes and goals of the Union;
  • Use in a manner that is liable, in the Secretary-General’s view, to damage the Union’s image, reputation, neutrality or intergovernmental character and image of the Plenipotentiary Conference;
  • Use for electoral purposes.

4.  Where authorization is granted, the logo must be used in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down, and within the limits established, in the letter of authorization. Under no circumstances, however, may the logo or any of its constituent elements (such as format, proportions, graphic design, colours, etc.) be altered, adapted or modified.

Conference logo

1.  Use of the logo created especially for the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference (the “Conference”) is likewise subject to prior written authorization from the Union’s Secretary-General or his representative duly authorized to that effect. Any written request to use the Conference’s logo must be duly substantiated (detailed information regarding the reasons for the request, manner in which it is intended to use the logo including details of the supports (electronic, paper, etc.) to be used, and possible use of other logos alongside that of ITU, as well as the precise contact details of the person making the request, etc.) and sent in a timely manner to jur@itu.int or:

Legal Affairs Unit, ITU
Place des Nations
CH- 1211 Geneva 20

Inasmuch as the ITU logo forms an integral part of the Conference logo, the cases listed in § 3 above in which requests for authorization will not be granted also apply to the Conference logo.

2.  Subject to the foregoing, authorization will, in principle, be granted where the Secretary-General considers that the usage is conducive to achievement of the Conference’s mandate or seeks to promote its work.

3.  Where authorization is granted, the logo must be used in accordance with the terms and conditions laid down, and within the limits established, in the letter of authorization. Under no circumstances, however, may the logo or any of its constituent elements (such as format, proportions, graphic design, colours, etc.) be altered, adapted or modified.

Please address any requests for further information to jur@itu.int or:

Legal Affairs Unit, ITU
Place des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 20

ITU Logo Request Form

The logo is our unique corporate signature and symbolizes ITU’s longstanding reputation as the UN’s specialized agency for ICTs. 

The use of the logo by organizers of third party events is only granted if certain criteria are met. For requests of this nature please contact jur@itu.int

For detailed information on how to use the logo see our Logo Usage Guidelines

Requests to use the logo must be submitted via the form: http://www.itu.int/en/Pages/logo-form.aspx

Previous Conferences

Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14): 20 October – 7 November 2014, Busan, Republic of Korea

Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 (PP-10): 4-22 October 2010, Guadalajara, Mexico

Plenipotentiary Conference 2006 (PP-06): 6-24 November 2006, Antalya, Turkey  

All previous Conferences

Contact us

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